It’s but a mere blink in time and yet it seems like an eternity.
When weren’t you here?
From the moment I knew you, before even a test could say that you were real.. I knew you and I loved you.
How can you love another as much as the first? This question haunted me and then before I could even put words to the feelings, you were here.
Beaten, bloody, bruised and swollen. A mere moment on my chest, a hello… a brief glimpse of bruises and swelling… a few quick pictures by your Daddy and then rushed off to have the fluid removed from your lungs, your breathing and vital signs monitored. I felt as though a part of me was missing…. 2 hours later, in the special nursery.. I held you and our hearts beat again as one, finally.
Sept 20th, 2006 at 12:26 PM 19 1/2″ long 7 lbs (after fluid 6 lbs)
With family looking on and smiling and snapping pictures… we were reunited.
My darling boy, you certainly know how to make an entrance.. whether it’s into the world, the room or headfirst into a bbq pit… you always leave a mark.
The joy you bring to our lives is immeasurable.. I can’t believe that I once questioned whether I would be able to love you as much as your sister… Silly Mommy. Why didn’t I realize that love has no end and no limits? Nothing changed, my heart shifted, stretched, expanded, swelled (much like the Grinch’s) and you nestled right in as though you’d always been there, perhaps… you had. The moment you were born, I was filled with a sense of completion.. NOW all was right. NOW our family was complete.. You were the part of the puzzle that we were waiting on, without even realizing it.
You scare the living daylights out of me.
You make me laugh until I cry.
You steal the breath from my body with your compassion.
You make me shake my fists at the sky with your stubbornness
Monkey. I love you. I am proud of you.
I am honored to be your Mom.
I hope that ‘fwee’ is an amazing year for you.
I love you so much. Thank you for driving me crazy, bringing me joy, making me laugh and teaching me so much about myself.
Monkey! You are so freakin cool. I can’t wait to meet you in person one day. Happy birthday, big man!! Foowy is sitting here next to me and wishing you a happy 3 too.
And Rachel, isn’t it so cool how love for one’s children is truly one of this world’s unlimited, totally renewable resources?
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Yes it is!!! Tell Foowy, “tank yooo” from the Fwee year old 🙂
I can’t wait for y’all to meet the rest of my crew, too!!
Happy birthday to your little man. Three has always been an amazing year for me with my kids.
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Thank you! Three was a great year for the Princess and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for Monkey. (hopefully, less injuries! :-p)
Happy Birthday you little party animal! I wish you a day of frog-catching, nap-taking, frosting smothered fun that ends with you passed out in front of The Muppet Movie. Not to get overly specific 🙂
Okay.. do you have a camera on my house?
yesterday.. he chased a frog… in an hour we’re going to start making the ice cream cone cupcakes and frosting and last night.. my mom, dad and I were TALKING ABOUT THE MUPPET MOVIE!!!!!!!
Awww…happy third to your little man. May the joy he’s brought into your life grow exponentially with every year 🙂
Izzy, you make me smile.
Thank you honey.
I’ll give Monkey a birthday squeeze from you!
Also? Hot pink totally brings out the color of his eyes. 😛
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I know, right! 🙂 Hot PInk is SO the color for green eyes 🙂
(you should know)
Happy Birthday Monkey! Hope you all have a great day!
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Happy Birthday, Monkey!!
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Happy Happy Birthday Monkey! You’re a big boy now!
Rachel–He is foxy. And he is very lucky to have you as his Momma. Kisses to you all.
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We, too, have a bbq pit with a mark. Boys are awesome. Hope your little monkey had a great day!
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Happy Birthday you little Party Animal! Have a wonderful time on your birthday and enjoy being Fwee!
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Happy Birthday little Dude! Make your mom laugh till she cries today!
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Happy birthday to your Monkey!!! Fwee is a great age.
p.s. that last pic rocks 🙂
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This is a sweet sweet post for an adorable little boy. Happy Birthday Monkey!!
(I love fwee.)
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ooooohhhhhh sweet girl you are killing me!!!!!!!!!!! that was WAY too sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you, love your monkey — and now I gotta go curl up in bed with my youngest monkey…
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So cute! I am a mix of adoration for you and your monkey and desperately wanting a little monkey of my own!
Easily the sweetest post of my morning!
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Happy birthday to the little man!
And congrats to you for making it all the way to fwee!
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Happy Belated Birthday to your Mokney Rachel..
where oh where are our babies going?? 🙁 but fwee will be a GREAT year for him!!)
Awww…happy birthday to your sweet Monkey!
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Happy Birthday Monkey!!!! From an admiring fan.
(Rachel, this is why I’ve stopped reading kid posts in the airport. sniff.)
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Sweet, sweet, sweet. And beautiful!
Even as a tiny newborn, he looked like Monkey!
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what a wonderfully sweet post…happy birthday to your handsome lil prince!
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Awww, sweet post! And happy birthday…they grow so darn fast!
No Mona to help celebrate the big day?? I’m making my rounds through the states…I’ll be back later to see what you did with her!!
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Enough with the making me cry ok Rach? 😉
Happy Birthday buddy!!!
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Such a sweet post for a handsome little boy. Happy belated birthday Monkey, I hope fwee is super excellent for you!
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What a beautiful tribute. Happy Birthday to your little sweetie!
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